[PDF] Download ↠ The Flying Scotsman: The Eric Liddell Story | by Ì Sally Magnusson

By Sally Magnusson | Comments: ( 904 ) | Date: ( Mar 29, 2020 )

Eric Liddell was Scotland s finest athlete At the height of his fame he slipped quietly out of the limelight to become a missionary in China, where he later came to an unpleasant end in a Japanese internment camp This book tells his story.


  • Title: The Flying Scotsman: The Eric Liddell Story
  • Author: Sally Magnusson
  • ISBN: 9780752443522
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Flying Scotsman: The Eric Liddell Story

  • Greg

    When I first watched the movie Chariots of Fire, I was intrigued by Eric Liddell's story, the Scot who loved to run. He is famous for having refused to run the 100 meter race in the Olympics, for which he had been selected, because the race was to be run on a Sunday. As a devout Christian, he was unwilling to break the Sabbath. Instead, through a confluence of events, he was given the opportunity to run in the 400 meter event on a different day. Though he had not trained or prepared for this eve [...]


  • Kenny Robertson

    An interesting read about one of my childhood heroes, particularly about his later life in China. However, I found the author's approach grating & superficial, and felt she failed to provide a satisfying answer to her main question of what made Liddell 'tick'. Would love to read an account that considers Liddell in greater depth.


  • Mike Niebrzydowski

    Very interesting (and quick/easy) read about a Scottish track star who chose a life as a missionary in China after winning gold in the 1924 Olympics. Sounds like a great man!


  • Calvin

    This book tells the story of Eric Liddell. It covers the span of his life from his birth in China to missionary parents, his Olympic victory in the 1924 Paris Olympics, his missionary work in China, and his death in a Japanese internment camp.The book pulls in quotes from many sources including publications, newspapers, and interviews with still-living people who knew Eric Liddell including his wife, relatives, friends, and colleagues.The author interviews the filmmakers responsible for the movi [...]


  • Valeria

    I loved the movie "Chariots of Fire" and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was not very long, only about 192 pages, but Magnusson packs a ton of information on Eric Liddell both personal and general. Eric was so much more than a fluke runner for Scotland and eventually the United kingdom in the 1920's. His running made him famous, his steadfast adherence to his religious beliefs made him much more. He was the first real humanitarian of the 20th century. Someone that practiced what he was preach [...]


  • Steve Hemmeke

    Chariots of Fire made Eric Liddell famous. He refused to run on Sunday in the Olympic Games, and wound up winning the gold in another event as a result.This book goes beyond the movie, to the rest of Eric's life. He gave up a life of sporting fame for the mission field in China, during a turbulent, war-torn period of her history in the 20s and 30s. He was often caught between Japanese and Chinese armies, seeking to bring the gospel to the natives.He died in a Japanese internment camp in china. F [...]


  • Elizabeth

    I enjoyed this book so much! The quiet strength of Eric Liddell was amazing. Throughout the book, people described him as the most Christlike person they had ever met. I kept thinking of how much like Joseph Smith he seemed--fun-loving, loved to be with kids, served others no matter who they were, but still a person who felt deeply, whether joy or pain, and someone who enjoyed life. He is truly an inspiration. It is difficult to believe that, as imperfect beings, we can really be like Christ in [...]


  • Erin

    I didn't actually finish the book--not in the mood right now--but so far it's been mildly interesting. It's about Eric Liddell of Chariots of Fire fame. My church book group ate it up, and I can see why: Liddell's character, integrity, and dedication to God make him an uncommon hero by today's standards. I greatly admire him as a person; I just didn't find the book all that engaging. Here's a quote I liked, though:"When someone asked him the secret of his success at 440 yards, he said: 'The firs [...]


  • Melinda

    I enjoyed this. It wasn't life-changing, but rather mildly interesting. I have read Langdon Gilkey's _Shantung Compound_, which mentions Eric Liddell by a made-up name (Langdon Gilkey, for reasons that should be obvious in reading his book, changed a lot of names). I admire Eric Liddell. Reading about his life made me want to become a better person.


  • Alyssa

    This is a remarkable book about a man who surrendered his life to Christ completely. Remarkable because, despite the writer not sharing this faith, she represents it wonderfully - which she's able to do perhaps because she does not share it. Eric Liddell's personality comes through with startling clarity and I can't see how anyone would leave this book not having learned something profound.


  • Alden Groves

    Although the writing style is a bit antiquated, the story is magnificent. What comes through most clearly is that Eric Liddell lived out good faith to the last. And it was (and is) his faith that drew people to him. "God honors those who honor Him."May we all pursue faithful obedience of the Lord in such a humble way as Liddell did.


  • Pete

    Very enjoyable to read about a man of principle, someone who had high moral and ethical standings and lived each day - as much as possible - with this level of integrity. Eric's focus never wavered, and his commitment to his beliefs is greatly admired.


  • Peter Burton

    Enjoyable about his famous 1924 Olympics and his later life as a missionary in China but I felt it was padded out.A great man,athlete and story but lacking excitement once you're familiar with the movie.It was interesting to see how the scriptwriter changed events to heighten the conflict.


  • Rachel

    It's been a long time, so I'm due for a re-read. I remember liking this, especially, of course, the part where he wins the Olympic race. :)


  • Sarah

    I enjoyed reading about the life of Eric Liddell. Like that of Robert E. Lee, I am amazed by his simple obedience in all things unto God.


  • Sam P

    inspired me, and motivated me to keep going


  • Patty Abel

    Did not finish this one yet.


  • Amie

    I was awed. I was moved. And I am challenged. We need more people today like Eric Liddell. Wow.


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